We offer Comprehensive Plans or Hourly consults.

  • Academic Life Coaching – to hone study, and executive function skills such as time management and organization for success in high school and further education

  • Personality, Interests, Learning and Productivity, and Skills Assessments – to help identify potential areas of study and careers, and to promote self-discovery

  • Academic Planning – to assess high school course selection, extra-curricular activity, summer programs, and gap year planning

  • Language Arts Enrichment – to improve reading comprehension, writing skills, and cultural literacy

  • Goal-Setting – to identify and organize priorities and create timelines

  • University Application Planning – to Identify schools and programs that fit student interests and abilities

  • Application and Essay Review – to help students put their best foot forward

  • Ongoing Counselling – to help families prepare for a smooth transition from high school to university

  • Tutoring – to prepare for standardized tests (SSAT/ACT/SAT) and to improve English skills

  • Online Student Management System – to facilitate organization, time-management, and prompt communication

Language Arts Enrichment and Test Prep

We offer Language Arts enrichment for middle and high school students and SSAT, ACT and SAT Prep tutoring for students serious about achieving their goals. This is highly customized and designed to help students make the most efficient use of their time.

Contact Kate at kate@academicpathwaysec.com for details.

Group Presentations

Kate is available to speak to parent and student groups on a range of topics related to academic life coaching, university preparation, admissions, and applications.

Contact Kate at kate@academicpathwaysec.com to book a date.

Writing and Editing Support

Writing tasks such as personal statements, resumes and essays are important components of university and scholarship applications. With more than 25 years of experience in writing instruction and editing, we can help you to find your voice and express yourself, from the initial brainstorming process to your polished final product.

Photo: Kate Hauser consulting with a student

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Our students have received offers from the following schools in Canada and the United States:


  • Acadia
  • Bishop’s
  • Capilano University
  • Concordia
  • Dalhousie
  • McGill (Arts, Sciences, Engineering)
  • McMaster
  • Mount Allison
  • Queen’s (Arts, Commerce, Sciences, Engineering)
  • Quest
  • Ryerson
  • Simon Fraser
  • St.Francis Xavier
  • Trent
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia (Arts, Sciences, Sauder, BA+MM, Engineering)
  • University of Calgary
  • University of King’s College
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Northern BC
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto (Music, Arts and Sciences, Architecture)
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Western Ontario (Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Richard Ivey AEO)
  • Wilfred Laurier

United States

  • American University
  • Amherst
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin
  • Brown University
  • Bryn Mawr
  • CalPoly SLO
  • Centre College
  • Chapman University
  • Claremont McKenna
  • Colgate
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth
  • George Washington
  • Georgetown
  • Georgia Tech
  • Gettysburg
  • Grinnell
  • Harvard
  • Hofstra
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Northeastern
  • Northwestern
  • Occidental
  • Otis
  • Pomona College
  • Pratt Institute
  • Reed
  • Rice
  • Rutgers
  • Santa Clara University
  • Seton Hall
  • Southern California Institute of Architecture
  • Stony Brook
  • Swarthmore
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity University
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Washington College
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan
  • Willamette
  • Williams College

“Thank you so much for helping me maneuver through this difficult process. Being a first-generation student from an immigrant family, I do not know what I would have done without your help!”

— Karina, accepted to Wesleyan University 2020

“Thanks so much, Kate! Our daughter’s stress levels are already appreciably lower after your helpful direction and your reassurances. I really appreciate your speaking wisdom into my children’s lives in a way that they could understand and accept and for being so upbeat and empowering.”

— E. Forster, daughter accepted to University of British Columbia 2019